Minor in Operations Research
Operations Research is applicable to all majors at the Colorado School of Mines. Specifically, Operations Research involves mathematically modeling physical systems (both naturally occurring and man-made) with a view to determining a course of action for said system to either improve or optimize its functionality. Examples of such systems are: manufacturing systems, chemical processes, socio-economic systems, power systems, mechanical systems, e.g., those that produce energy, and mining systems. The formal approach includes optimization, (e.g., linear programming, nonlinear programming, integer programming), decision analysis, stochastic modeling, and simulation.
The Operations Research minor consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only three of these hours may be taken in the student's degree-granting department. Three of these hours must consist of a deterministic modeling course, three must consist of a stochastic modeling course, and no more than three must draw from a survey course (combining both stochastic and deterministic modeling). Eligible courses include:
- EBGN452: Nonlinear Programming*
- CSCI262: Data Structures
- CSCI/MATH406: Algorithms
- CSCI404: Artificial Intelligence
- EBGN455: Linear Programming*
- EBGN456: Network Models*
- EBGN457: Integer Programming*
- EENG307: Introduction to Feedback Control
- MATH332: Linear Algebra
- EENG417: Modern Control Design
- MEGN502: Advanced Engineering Analysis
- EBGN459: Supply Chain Management*
- EBGN461: Stochastic Modeling in Management Science*
- EBGN528: Industrial Systems Simulation
- EBGN560: Decision Analysis
- MATH424: Introduction to Applied Statistics
- MATH438: Stochastic Models
- MNGN438/PEGN438: Geostatistics
- MTGN450: Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments
- EBGN325: Operations Research*
- MNGN433: Mine Systems Analysis
Course | Deterministic Models |
Stochastic Models |
Survey | Prerequisites |
CSCI262: Data Structures | X | |||
CSCI/MATH406: Algorithms | X | |||
CSCI404: Artificial Intelligence | X | |||
EBGN325: Operations Research | X | MATH112 | ||
EBGN452: Nonlinear Programming | X | EBGN455*, MATH213 |
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EBGN455: Linear Programming | X | MATH332 or MATH348 or EBGN409* |
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EBGN456: Network Models | X | MATH111 or EBGN455* |
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EBGN457: Integer Programming | X | EBGN455* | ||
EBGN459: Supply Chain Management |
X | MATH111 or MATH530* |
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EBGN461: Stochastic Modeling in Management Science |
X | EBGN504* | ||
EBGN528: Industrial Systems Simulation |
X | MATH111, MATH530* |
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EBGN560: Decision Analysis | X | EBGN504* | ||
EENG307: Introduction to Feedback Control^{1} |
X | DCGN381, MATH255 |
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EENG417: Modern Control Design | X | EENG307 | ||
EGGN493: Engineering Design Optimization |
X | consent of instructor |
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EGGN502: Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation |
X | MATH111, MATH225, MATH332, fourier theory |
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MATH424: Introduction to Applied Statistics |
X | |||
MATH332: Linear Algebra | X | |||
MATH438: Stochastic Models | X | |||
MNGN433: Mine Systems Analysis | X | |||
MNGN438/PEGN438: Geostatistics^{2} | X | |||
MTGN450: Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments |
X | Junior standing | ||
Totals | 14 | 11 | 3 |
*= or permission of instructor
^{1 }Not an option for Engineers
^{2 }Only the MNGN or PEGN option may be taken
Contact Information
Minor forms are available at the Registrar's office. Once the form is filled out, Dr. Newman or Dr. Rebennack will review and sign your minor form. Once signed, return the form to the Registrar's office.
Dr. Alexandra Newman
Professor of Economics and Business
303-273-3688
anewman@mines.edu
Engineering Hall, 319